The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Retailing
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 16 22
Rank change year-on-year -16 +6  
Contract jobs citing Retail 46 65 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 6.21% 9.73% 6.67%
As % of the General category 14.65% 21.24% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 37 30
Median daily rate £352 £400 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% -13.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £265 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £9.61 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -57.33% +134.37%  

Retail is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 314 306 344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 42.38% 45.81% 41.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 144 156
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
Median hourly rate £9.08 £11.12 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.37% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing Retail as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Retail in Milton Keynes

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Retail in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in Milton Keynes

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in Milton Keynes

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Retail.

1 34 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (33.33%) Banking
3 28 (30.11%) Finance
4 23 (24.73%) Java
5 20 (21.51%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (20.43%) Test Automation
6 19 (20.43%) SQL
7 18 (19.35%) JIRA
8 17 (18.28%) TDD
9 14 (15.05%) Corporate Banking
9 14 (15.05%) IBM
9 14 (15.05%) REST
10 12 (12.90%) Internet
10 12 (12.90%) JavaScript
10 12 (12.90%) Web Services
10 12 (12.90%) BDD
10 12 (12.90%) AngularJS
10 12 (12.90%) Jenkins
11 11 (11.83%) MongoDB
11 11 (11.83%) Open Source
11 11 (11.83%) Windows
11 11 (11.83%) Project Management
11 11 (11.83%) Automotive
12 10 (10.75%) Scrum
12 10 (10.75%) OO
12 10 (10.75%) SOAP
12 10 (10.75%) Microsoft
12 10 (10.75%) E-Commerce
12 10 (10.75%) Git (software)
12 10 (10.75%) OpenShift

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.45%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.30%) Confluence
3 2 (2.15%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.15%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.08%) CMS
4 1 (1.08%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.08%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.08%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.75%) OpenShift
2 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.15%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.15%) Google Checkout
5 1 (1.08%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.90%) Internet
2 2 (2.15%) LAN
2 2 (2.15%) WAN
3 1 (1.08%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.83%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.30%) Redis
3 3 (3.23%) Big Data
3 3 (3.23%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.15%) Endeca
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.08%) Power BI
5 1 (1.08%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (19.35%) JIRA
2 12 (12.90%) Jenkins
3 10 (10.75%) Git (software)
4 8 (8.60%) GitLab
4 8 (8.60%) Karma Test Runner
4 8 (8.60%) Mocha
4 8 (8.60%) Protractor
5 6 (6.45%) Calabash
5 6 (6.45%) Selenium
6 5 (5.38%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.30%) Appium
7 4 (4.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (4.30%) Bitbucket
7 4 (4.30%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.23%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.15%) Ant
9 2 (2.15%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.15%) HP UFT
9 2 (2.15%) Maven
9 2 (2.15%) Subversion
General
1 31 (33.33%) Banking
2 28 (30.11%) Finance
3 14 (15.05%) Corporate Banking
4 11 (11.83%) Automotive
5 5 (5.38%) German Language
5 5 (5.38%) Retail Banking
6 3 (3.23%) Legal
6 3 (3.23%) Marketing
7 2 (2.15%) Billing
8 1 (1.08%) Back Office
8 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.08%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (15.05%) Project Manager
2 13 (13.98%) Developer
3 11 (11.83%) Architect
4 10 (10.75%) Automation Tester
4 10 (10.75%) Tester
5 9 (9.68%) Analyst
6 7 (7.53%) QA Automation Tester
6 7 (7.53%) QA Tester
7 5 (5.38%) IT Manager
7 5 (5.38%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.30%) EPoS Manager
8 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.23%) Consultant
9 3 (3.23%) Deployment Manager
9 3 (3.23%) EPoS Project Manager
9 3 (3.23%) SQL Developer
10 2 (2.15%) Delivery Project Manager
10 2 (2.15%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.05%) REST
2 12 (12.90%) AngularJS
2 12 (12.90%) Web Services
3 10 (10.75%) SOAP
4 9 (9.68%) Node.js
5 8 (8.60%) Chai
6 7 (7.53%) RESTful
7 6 (6.45%) jQuery
8 3 (3.23%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (3.23%) Entity Framework
8 3 (3.23%) Fluent NHibernate
8 3 (3.23%) HTML
8 3 (3.23%) Java EE
8 3 (3.23%) JSON
8 3 (3.23%) Kafka
8 3 (3.23%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (3.23%) Spring
8 3 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.68%) Mobile App
3 7 (7.53%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.38%) EPoS
4 5 (5.38%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.30%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (4.30%) Online Banking
6 2 (2.15%) IVR
6 2 (2.15%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.15%) User Experience
7 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.08%) Clustering
7 1 (1.08%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.08%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.08%) FMCG
7 1 (1.08%) iPad
7 1 (1.08%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.83%) Windows
2 5 (5.38%) Android
3 4 (4.30%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.30%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.23%) AIX
4 3 (3.23%) Unix
5 2 (2.15%) Linux
5 2 (2.15%) MVS
5 2 (2.15%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.08%) CentOS
6 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.08%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (21.51%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (20.43%) Test Automation
4 17 (18.28%) TDD
5 12 (12.90%) BDD
6 11 (11.83%) Open Source
6 11 (11.83%) Project Management
7 10 (10.75%) E-Commerce
7 10 (10.75%) OO
7 10 (10.75%) Scrum
8 9 (9.68%) Functional Testing
8 9 (9.68%) Workflow
9 8 (8.60%) B2C
9 8 (8.60%) Build Automation
9 8 (8.60%) Dependency Management
9 8 (8.60%) ITIL
9 8 (8.60%) SDLC
9 8 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (7.53%) OOP
11 6 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (24.73%) Java
2 19 (20.43%) SQL
3 12 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.53%) C#
5 6 (6.45%) C++
5 6 (6.45%) Ruby
6 5 (5.38%) VB
7 4 (4.30%) Apple Swift
7 4 (4.30%) Python
8 3 (3.23%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.23%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.08%) ABAP
9 1 (1.08%) C
9 1 (1.08%) Perl
9 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (8.60%) Degree
2 4 (4.30%) Master's Degree
3 3 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.15%) ACCA
4 2 (2.15%) CIMA
4 2 (2.15%) CISM
4 2 (2.15%) CISSP
5 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.08%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.68%) QA
2 4 (4.30%) PMO
3 3 (3.23%) SLA
4 2 (2.15%) COBIT
4 2 (2.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.08%) ISO 22301
5 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (8.60%) Docker
2 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.08%) PowerHA
2 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) Marathon
1 3 (3.23%) Mesos
2 2 (2.15%) CA Wily
2 2 (2.15%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.08%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.08%) SCCM
3 1 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (15.05%) IBM
2 10 (10.75%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.45%) Oracle
4 3 (3.23%) Cognos
4 3 (3.23%) VMware
5 2 (2.15%) Avaya
5 2 (2.15%) Coremetrics
5 2 (2.15%) Google
5 2 (2.15%) hybris
5 2 (2.15%) PayPal
5 2 (2.15%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.15%) SAP
6 1 (1.08%) Citrix
6 1 (1.08%) Lumension
6 1 (1.08%) NCR
6 1 (1.08%) Nimsoft
6 1 (1.08%) RedPrairie
6 1 (1.08%) Talend
6 1 (1.08%) ThinPrint
6 1 (1.08%) Veritas
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